Abu Dhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The Rosewood Abu Dhabi sits in the heart of the emirate’s budding financial district, on the man-made island of Al Maryah. But unlike Al Maryah—whose unfilled channels, unfinished bridges, and developing infrastructure remain works in progress—the new hotel is a polished retreat that leaves little to be desired. Opened in May, the Rosewood is set […]

St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Compared with its sister property on nearby Saadiyat Island, the second St. Regis in Abu Dhabi is more business hotel than beach resort. But the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, which occupies the 33rd to 49th floors of the recently completed Nation Towers on the spectacular Corniche promenade, is a worthy leisure retreat in its own […]

Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi

As might be expected from a designer whose creative influences include comic John Cleese and fellow designer Philippe Starck, the mood set by Olga Polizzi at the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi ranges from whimsical to avant-garde. Inside the curvilinear glass structure, a flock of suspended avian shapes in colored glass soars from the lobby […]

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Though inhabited for thousands of years by nomadic Bedouin tribes, Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter is one of Earth’s hottest, driest, and least hospitable environments. The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, however, is one of the planet’s most welcoming. Thailand’s Anantara group modeled its latest resort, which sits adjacent to a 200-foot-high dune 90 […]

Emirates Palace

The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab Emirate, from a sleepy, sandy town into a tourist destination of mind-boggling proportions. Inspired by Dubai’s spectacles of creativity and wealth—man-made islands modeled after the earth’s continents, a property formed in the shape of a sail and marketed as the world’s […]

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